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October 11 & 12, 2017 |
Heinz Field | Pittsburgh, PA

Find the Future this Fall at the 3RVF

Year-after-year, the 3RVF is a must-attend for those who are interested in discovering what the future holds for some of the fastest growing industries and promising ground-floor investment opportunities.

We hope to count you among the 1,000 who will join us in October for an introduction to influential investors and industry game-changers and to experience, first-hand, all that makes the 3RVF one of the country’s leading investment showcases.


Tentative agenda. Subject to change.

Wednesday, October 11th

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Venture Connection
For pre-selected entrepreneurs & investors

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

General Registration

12:30 - 3:00 p.m.

University Technology Showcase Luncheon

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Session 1: "Crossing the Finish Line: How to Prepare for the Exit"

Mark Weisman - Navidar

Howard Bobrow - Taft Law
Stephen Day - Navidar
Jay Katarincic - Draper Triangle Ventures
Michael Kopelman - Edison Partners
Jeff Kovacs - Cohen & Company

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Session 2: "Driving the Future: Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Session"

David Tamberrino - Goldman Sachs

Peter Rander - Argo AI

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 12th

7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Registration & Exhibits

8:15 - 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Keynote
Robert Neivert, Venture Partner at 500 Startups

9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Venture Connection
For pre-selected entrepreneurs & investors

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Session 3: "Cybersecurity: Update on the Latest Risks and Opportunities"

Peter M. Watt-Morse - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Roberta Anderson - Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
David Brumley - ForAllSecure/CMU
Norman Sadeh - Wombat Security Technologies/CMU

10:40 - 11:25 a.m.

Session 4: "Robots for the Greater Good"

Bob Doyle - Association for Advancing Automation

Josh Caputo - HuMoTech
Tom Galluzzo - IAM Robotics
Brendon Ouimette - Edge Case Research
Jorgen Pedersen - RE2

11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Session 5: "Latest in Consumer Trends and How They Manifest in Product Design and Marketing Strategies"

Alice Greene - Campos Inc.

Adhithi Aji - Adrich
Brian Bronaugh - Landesberg Design
Gretchen Jezerc - First Insight, Inc.
Randy Rossi - Bally Design

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Closing Lunch
Keynote Speaker - Brett Keisel
Charity Raffle for Bringing Hope Home

Venture Connection is the event at the center of the 3 Rivers Venture Fair. In this exciting format, investors will host tables to meet with groups of entrepreneurs that have been matched with them based on capital needs, industry and other key criteria. Each session will be broken into 20 minute segments giving each investor the chance to meet with up to 36 capital-seeking, well-screened entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs must apply to participate in Venture Connection. These applications are then reviewed by our Selection Committee to ensure that Venture Connection will be a quality showcase of promising technology ventures.

Entrepreneurs will be given time to give an elevator pitch to the investors. Investors will then share more about what they look for in prospects and discuss their respective funds and investment strategies. If there is a connection, private one-on-one meetings can be scheduled.

If you are an entrepreneur interested in participating in Venture Connection please fill out our Entrepreneur Application. If you know an entrepreneur who you think should participate please fill our our Entrepreneur Nomination form.

Accredited investors interested in participating in Venture Connection can register at the following link: www.3rvf.com/register?type=investor

If you have any further questions about participating in Venture Connection, please contact us at: information@3rvf.com | (412) 228-5826.


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